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Photo of Geoffrey  Heal Geoffrey Heal

Columbia Business School
Donald C. Waite Professor of Social Enterprise
Professor of Finance & Economics

Office: 516 Uris
Phone: 212-854-6459
Fax: 212-316-9219

A story about one of my current research areas

BA, Cambridge University, 1966; MA, 1968; PhD, 1968.
Teaching and Research Interests: Professor Heal's current research interests include modeling the impact of markets for derivative securities on the allocation of risks in the economy, modeling the pricing of derivatives in a general equilibrium framework and studying ways of controlling the impact of economic activity on the environment and ways of valuing the economic services provided by environmental assets. Many of his research papers can be accessed below, or from the SSRN's web site. Heal teaches Managerial Economics. For a summary of Professor Heal's approach to environmental conservation, click here. Heal is the Director of Columbia's Center for Economy Environment and Society (CEES) and is also a director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a group founded by eminent scientists to promote sound scientific thinking about the environmental problems facing society. He served as a Commissioner of the Pew Oceans Commission, established by the Pew Charitable Trusts to review the management of U.S. fisheries and coastal zones (the report of the Commission is accessible below),  is a Director of the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and an International Research Fellow of the Kiel Institute of World Economics. In addition, he is Chair of the National Research Council's Committee on the Valuation of Ecosystem Services.



Papers by Professor Geoffrey Heal (all in Adobe PDF format).

These papers are divided into three groups - papers of general interest to non-specialists, specialist papers on environmental economics, and papers on economic theory. Some papers appear in both of the latter two groups as they address theoretical issues that arise from environmental problems.

General Interest Papers  

Environmental Economics Papers
Economic Theory Papers  

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